"I'll bet this might hinder plans for a Highlander soundtrack album after-all."
Maybe just the opposite. Highlander was one of Kamen's favourite scores. Queen could release a proper album as a tribute to him.
He worked with Queen. He worked with Queensryche on the 'Operation: Mindcrime' LP; orchestral arrangements for 'Silent Lucidity' on 'Empire' LP by Michael 'what film hasn't he done?' Kamen (per the liner notes); and orchestral arrangements for 'Real World' from the 'Last Action Hero' soundtrack.
Another of the gazillion soundtracks he worked on was 'For Queen And Country'.
Grew up in Queens, NY.
What an amazing life he enjoyed.